The Roundtable

Weekdays, 9:00am

WAMC's The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9am to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, listener call-ins, music, and much (much) more! Hosted by Joe Donahue and produced by Sarah LaDuke, The Roundtable tackles serious and lighthearted subjects, looking to explore the many facets of the human condition with civility, respect and responsibility.

The show's hallmark is thoughtful interviews with A-list newsmakers, authors, artists, sports figures, actors, and people with interesting stories to tell. Since hitting the airwaves in May of 2001, The Roundtable has interviewed the likes of Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Maya Angelou, Madeleine Albright, Jimmy Carter, John McCain, Bob Dole, Bill O'Reilly, Steve Martin, James Taylor, Bill Cosby, Stephen King, Melissa Etheridge and lots of other really cool people. Plus, Wilco does our theme song. What more can you ask for?

If you have any questions or you'd like to be on the show, email us at roundtable@wamc.org

"Book Picks" lists are here.

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Playlist

November 09, 2012

9:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
10:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:00 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records
11:25 AM
Skyfall
Artist : Adele
Album : Skyfall
Label : XL Recordings/Columbia
11:58 AM
Pieholden Suite
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer : Jeff Tweedy/Jay Bennett
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Reprise Records

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Albany Symphony Orchestra 2013-2014 Season Preview

    Maestro David Alan Miller of the Albany Symphony Orchestra joins us to give a preview of the upcoming season which kicks off on September 21st at The Palace Theater in Albany, NY.

That program will feature Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and a World Premiere by Clarice Assad.

Sports
10:10 am
Fri August 30, 2013

"Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship And The Last Great College Football Season"

    Perhaps the best undefeated team in the history of college football the dramatic true story of the 1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and their incredible unbeaten season is told in Jerry Barca’s new book, Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship and the Last Great College Football Season.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri August 30, 2013

8/30/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Syria
France & Britain
NFL Concussion Settlement

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu August 29, 2013

"Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans" by Lolis Eric Elie

    Inspired by David Simon's award-winning HBO series Treme, Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans by Lolis Eric Elie, is a celebration of the culinary spirit of post-Katrina New Orleans features recipes and tributes from the characters, real and fictional, who highlight the Crescent City's rich foodways.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney

  Military action in Syria could mean a new chapter in the Middle East.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there are no good options for the U.S.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Harry Connick Jr. At Tanglewood On 8/31

      Harry Connick, Jr. is a rarity in the realm of entertainment, an artist whose meteoric rise in the world of music was only a prelude to a multi-faceted career. Showered with awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage, Harry has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world.

He is currently on tour supporting his most recent record, Everyman Should Know, and will perform at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA on Saturday, August 31st.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu August 29, 2013

8/29/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria Impasse
Echoes of Iraq
MLK Anniversary
Fort Hood Sentence
Rent Vs. Buy

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Going on My Own: 21st Century Legal Tales: A Memoir of Life as an International Lawyer

  Legal biographies embrace the noble, the solemn, and the heroic. The authors who write them walk a fine line between a dramatic and engrossing tale and the reach for literary glory. Examples include legal titans Louis Brandeis, Edward Benett Williams, and Sonia Sotomayor. But, for every Clarence Darrow wanna-be that ever galvanized a jury, there toils the counselor whose contribution to the legal arts is just as brilliant – but goes unnoticed - and whose dedicated career and personal story is the reality show of the everyday courtroom.

Veteran New York Attorney Robert Layton has brought one of these stories to light in his new book, Going on My Own: 21st Century Legal Tales: A Memoir of Life as an International Lawyer.

The segment begins with Layton explaining how the book came about.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed August 28, 2013

"Big Maggie" at Albany Civic Theater

    The play, Big Maggie by John B. Keane revolves around the domineering mother of four grown children. They are determined to go their own ways and are likely headed in the wrong directions.

Maggie's often-drunk, womanizing husband has died, so she is now free to exercise some control over her life and her children, much to the consternation of the young people.

The Albany Civic Theater production of Big Maggie opens this Friday.

Here now to tell us more are Kevin McNamara the Artistic Director at ACT; Patrick White who plays Byrne in Big Maggie and Kathleen Carey, the actress portraying the title character.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Rep. John Lewis - "Across That Bridge"

  We speak with United States Congressman, John Lewis, about his new book, Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change.

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